Rails-to-Trails - Oak Alley RV Resort

Rails-to-Trails

Oak Alley Rv Resort is in between two substantial north-south Rails-to-Trails bike trails: the Withlacoochee, and Van Fleet. Rails-to-Trails is where old railroad beds we’re turned into beautiful, flat trails, usually paved, and have few street crossings.

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 miles long, from Dunellon in the north to Trilby in the south.

From Webster, head north to County Road 48, then turn west on 48, and enjoy a beautiful country drive to the little village of Floral City, about 25 minutes drive from Oak Alley RV Resort. The trailhead parking is behind the Shamrock Inn. There is a bike shop at the corner of Orange Ave and SH 41. For a short ride, you can head 7.4 miles north to Inverness, stop for a bite at the Pine Street Pub.

For a longer ride, 12 miles one way, head up to Hernando, where you can eat at the historic Burger Station. Bring a picnic, and stop at one of the picnic tables, or take a side trip into Ft. cooper State Park (small fee). Ideal for recumbent bikes, Withlacoochee State Trail is shaded early and late bike in mid-day in winter for a warm and sunny ride.

More information at: https://floridastateparks.org/trail/Withlacoochee

Van Fleet Trail

29.2 miles from nearby Mabel south to Polk City. There are only three street crossings, yet it crossed three counties: Polk, Lake and Sumter.
https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/general-james-van-fleet-state-trail

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